Improved UGST / Fizik Torpedo "Futlyar" to Enter Russian Navy Service in 2018
Russian advanced deep-water homing torpedo Futlyar is expected to complete its trials in 2017 and enter service next year, a defense industry source has told the Novosti news agency.
A Fizik torpedo (also known as UGST) on display at IMDS 2013
"The testing of the advanced Futlyar - an improved Fizik - has been successful to date," the source said. He noted that the Futlyar had an improved homing system, remote controls and an extended range.
According to open sources, the Futlyar will have a speed of more than 60 km, a range of 60-plus km and a maximum depth of 500 m.
At present, the Russian Navy’s surface combatants and submarines carry Fizik-1 torpedoes.
Comments by Navy Recognition: The new torpedo is being tested at Lake Issyk-Kul in Kyrgyzstan. The Futlyar torpedo will be of heat-seeking design like the baseline model, but it will retain the ability to be controlled from the submarine. The Futlyar also will be given an improved homing system with an extended underwater target lock-on range.
The new torpedo will equip the Project 955A Borei-A (NATO reporting name: Dolgorukiy-class), Project 885 Yasen-class (Severodvinsk-class) and Project 885M Yasen-M in the first place. With the beginning of the Futlyar’s full-rate production, the production of the Fizik torpedo will be discontinued. The Futlyar has been developed by the St. Petersburg Research Institute of Marine Hardware and the Dagdizel plant will handle its production.